12 Feb 2009

Clarke in doubt for one day decider

6:35 am on 12 February 2009

The Australian cricket team's vice captain Michael Clarke is in doubt for the Chappell-Hadlee one day series decider in Brisbane tomorrow.

Clarke has developed a painful upper back condition which flared up during Tyuesday night's game in Adelaide, and he flew directly to Brisbane yesterday while his teammates visited Victorians whose lives have been devastated by bushfires.

The Black Caps lineup for the decider is expected to include Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum who still have niggling injuries, and spinner Jeetan Patel could return to the eleven in place of Craig Cumming.